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Drone show creates zero problems for fire crews on July 4th

Parker forgos fireworks show for drone show
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A drone show wowed guests at a Fourth of July event in Parker and Castle Pines. While thousands enjoyed a fire-free light show, fire crews were busy controlling the damage of traditional celebrations. 

Over the weekend, South Metro Fire Rescue responded to a house fire in Douglas County caused by fireworks. 

Monday evening, a third alarm fire threatened homes behind the 3800 block of S. Himalaya Way in Aurora


Investigators are still working to determine what sparked it. South Metro Fire Rescue reports witnesses saw aerial fireworks over the Spring Creek Park open space just before the fire started.

South Metro Fire Rescue

South Metro Fire Rescue also extinguished a garage fire Sunday evening that was likely caused by improper disposal of fireworks.     

CBS4 caught up with drone company, Hire UAV Pro, outside the Salisbury Equestrian Park and Sports Complex in Parker. They were preparing a Fourth of July show that would wow thousands of guests without striking a match. 


"We can control a space this big, with this much dead debris, that can easily go up at the light of a cigarette or a hot car. It's got to make all these residents feel a lot better knowing that they're not going to have any smoke tonight," said Graham Hill, CEO of Hire UAV Pro. 

The bangs and pops in this show were replaced with the buzzing of choreographed drones to music. 

"We actually had the community of Parker vote on one of our formations, so they actually got to pick what we're flying near the end of the show," said Hill. 

A crew from Hire UAV Pro gets an Independence Day drone light show ready in Parker in 2022. CBS

Hill and his team use 150 drones to paint a story in the sky. Images like the American flag and the Statue of Liberty lit up the sky with no threat of lighting up the ground. 

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